Just four more days to propose a presentation!
Call for proposals -- PyCon 2010 -- <http://us.pycon.org/2010/>
Due date: October 1st, 2009
Want to showcase your skills as a Python Hacker? Want to have
hundreds of people see your talk on the subject of your choice? Have some
hot button issue you think the community needs to address, or have some
package, code or project you simply love talking about? Want to launch
your master plan to take over the world with python?
PyCon is your platform for getting the word out and teaching something
new to hundreds of people, face to face.
Previous PyCon conferences have had a broad range of presentations,
from reports on academic and commercial projects, tutorials on a broad
range of subjects and case studies. All conference speakers are volunteers
and come from a myriad of backgrounds. Some are new speakers, some
are old speakers. Everyone is welcome so bring your passion and your
code! We're looking to you to help us top the previous years of success
PyCon has had.
PyCon 2010 is looking for proposals to fill the formal presentation tracks.
The PyCon conference days will be February 19-22, 2010 in Atlanta,
Georgia, preceded by the tutorial days (February 17-18), and followed
by four days of development sprints (February 22-25).
Online proposal submission is open now! Proposals will be accepted
through October 1st, with acceptance notifications coming out on
November 15th. For the detailed call for proposals, please see:
For videos of talks from previous years - check out:
We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
Aahz (aahz(a)pythoncraft.com) <*> http://www.pythoncraft.com/
"Look, it's your affair if you want to play with five people, but don't
go calling it doubles." --John Cleese anticipates Usenet
I am pleased to announce version 0.12.0 of the Python bindings for Poppler.
It is available at:
PyPoppler 0.12.0 (Sep 26 2009)
o Update aclocal.m4
o Wrap new poppler 0.12 API
Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on the xpdf-3.0 code base.
PyPoppler is a wrapper which exposes the poppler API to the
python world. It is fairly complete, most of the API are covered.
The documentation is actually missing, help wanted :)
Like the Poppler library itself, PyPoppler is licensed under the GNU GPL.
o Poppler >= 0.12.0
o PyGObject >= 2.10.1
o PyGTK >= 2.10.0
o PyCairo >= 1.8.4
Bug reports should go to
Gian Mario Tagliaretti
GNOME Foundation member
I'm pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.1 of ‘python-daemon’.
What is python-daemon
The ‘python-daemon’ library is the reference implementation of PEP 3143
<URL:http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3143/>, “Standard daemon process
The source distribution is available via the PyPI page for this version,
<URL:http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-daemon/1.5.1/>. The latest
version is always available via the library's PyPI page
What's new in this version
Since version 1.4.8 the following significant improvements have been
* Raise specific errors on failures from the library, distinguishing
different conditions better.
* Write the PID file using correct OS locking and permissions.
* Implement ‘PIDLockFile’ as subclass of ‘lockfile.LinkFileLock’.
The ‘PIDLockFile’ and ‘TimeoutPIDLockFile’ implementation is in the
process of migrating to the more specific ‘lockfile’ library, with the
assistance of Skip Montanaro; at some future point it will no longer be
part of ‘python-daemon’.
\ “A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me |
`\ at kick boxing.” —Emo Philips |
I'm proud to present you "agenda2pdf".
This is a simple script which generates a book agenda file in PDF
format, ready to be printed or loaded on an ebook reader.
You can choose among different sections. Each section have pdf links
to other parts of the agenda.
I've created it for using with my iLiad eBook reader.
Released under GNU Public License v3 or later.
More info, documentation, screenshots, and download link in:
Of course, all comments, suggestions, etc. are welcome.
I'm happy to announce new, 4th editions of the O'Reilly books
Learning Python and Python Pocket Reference.
These new editions have been thoroughly updated and expanded
to cover both Python 3.1 and 2.6, and fully present features
that appear in each Python line. Whether you're using Python
2.X, using Python 3.X, or stuck somewhere in between, you'll
find these editions tailored to your current and future needs.
In addition to language changes, the new Learning Python has
been augmented with a new OOP tutorial chapter, as well as
new advanced topic chapters that explore Unicode processing,
managed attributes, decorators, and metaclasses.
For a more detailed description of the changes in the new
Learning Python, please see the early draft Preface excerpt:
For more details on both books, see O'Reilly's web pages:
I also maintain pages about these books at:
The new Learning Python is available today, in both paper and
a variety of ebook and online forms; the Pocket Reference is
printing and will be available shortly.
ALBOW - A Little Bit of Widgetry for PyGame
Version 2.1 is now available.
Highlights of this version:
* OpenGL faciliites
* Music facilities
* Drop-down menus and menu bars
What is Albow?
Albow is a library for creating GUIs using PyGame that I have been
developing over the course of several PyWeek competitions. I am documenting
and releasing it as a separate package so that others may benefit from it,
and so that it will be permissible for use in future PyGame entries.
The download includes HTML documentation and some example programs
demonstrating most of the library's features. You can also see some
screenshots and browse the documentation on-line.